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Former NHL player and ex-fiance of reality tv start Savannah Chrisley killed in motorcycle accident

Nic Kerdiles, former NHL player and ex-fiancé of Savannah Chrisley, tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Nashville.

Nic Kerdiles, remembered for his NHL career and his engagement to reality TV star Savannah Chrisley, sadly passed away after a motorcycle accident in Nashville.

The tragedy occurred early on a Saturday morning when Kerdiles collided with a BMW, leading to fatal injuries.

Kerdiles' journey in the NHL

Kerdiles made his mark in the world of ice hockey with his first NHL debut for the Anaheim Ducks on February 22, 2017, against the Boston Bruins.

He played his final game on October 13, 2018, in a match against the Belleville Senators. Throughout his NHL career, Kerdiles had seven appearances in both regular seasons and playoffs, securing one point.

His AHL journey showcased 47 goals and 60 assists, accumulating 107 regular season points in 181 games. Furthermore, he also scored 12 points in 18 AHL Playoff appearances.

Following his draft, Kerdiles continued his education at the University of Wisconsin for two years. He then signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks in 2014, People reported.

The talented player also represented the United States in their hockey National Team Development Program, earning silver at the 2011 IIHF U-17 World Championships and gold in the U-18 World Championships the same year.

Personal life and relationship

Born and raised in Lewisville, Texas, Kerdiles later relocated to Irvine, California.

He showcased his love for the sport early on by participating in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament as a child. His personal life grabbed headlines when he got engaged to Savannah Chrisley, a former pageant queen and part of the family cast in the USA Network reality show, 'Chrisley Knows Best'.

The couple began their relationship in November 2017 and got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2018. However, Savannah revealed in July 2020 that their engagement and wedding were called off.

She expressed their mutual decision on Instagram stating, "we rushed into things way too fast" and wanted to ensure they were both in a healthy place.

Details surrounding the tragic accident

On the fateful night before the accident, Kerdiles shared a glimpse of his journey, posting a picture of himself on a motorbike with the caption 'night rider'.

However, tragedy struck early Saturday morning. Kerdiles met with the fatal accident around 3:30 am after colliding with a BMW in Nashville.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department revealed that Kerdiles ran through a stop sign that morning. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries, as reported by Daily Mail

Why this news matters to many

The untimely demise of Nic Kerdiles has left fans and well-wishers in shock. As a promising NHL player and a beloved public figure due to his relationship with Savannah Chrisley, his death resonates with many who followed his journey on and off the ice.

Kerdiles' story serves as a poignant reminder of the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of cherishing every moment with loved ones.

Life is precious and you never know what life may put in your path.

Lessons to learn from this tragedy

The loss of Nic Kerdiles in such a tragic manner brings forth several crucial lessons:

  • Importance of Road Safety: Always follow road safety guidelines, be aware of surroundings, and adhere to traffic signals.
  • Cherish Every Moment: As highlighted by Kerdiles' last Instagram post, life is unpredictable, making it essential to value every moment spent with family and friends.
  • Recognizing the fragility of life: Tragedies can strike without warning. It's vital to be cautious and not take life for granted.
  • Offering support: In times of tragedy, communities should come together to support the grieving families and remember the positive impact of the departed.

In conclusion, while preventive measures can be taken, it's essential to remember that unfortunate events can happen to anyone.

Our thoughts are with Kerdiles' family during this difficult time.

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Written By: Rampart Stonebridge

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